Margie Palatini is the author of many humorous books for children, including Bad Boys. The concept of two bungling Big Bad Wolves was just too silly for Margie not to keep their tale going. Margie says, "Of course, having my own little Bad Boy — who is now far from little, but still bad — was the original inspiration. I think the Boys tap into the mischievous little boy in all of us. Even us girls."